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NASCAR Grand National race number 1 of 55
Sunday, January 17, 1965 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
185 laps on a 2.700 mile road course (499.500 miles)

Time of race: 5:41:42
Average speed: 87.708 mph
Pole speed: 102.846 mph
Cautions: 2
Margin of victory: 27 sec
Attendance: 61474
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1965 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1965 standings

111121   Dan Gurney Augusta Motor Sales   (Wood Brothers)'65 Ford18513625running126
2 127   Junior Johnson Holly Farms Poultry   (Junior Johnson)'65 Ford1857310running11
3 521   Marvin Panch Augusta Motor Sales   (Wood Brothers)'65 Ford1844075running0
41606   Darel Dieringer Vel's Ford   (Vel Miletich)'65 Ford1812625running0
5155   Gene Davis Jim Glage Inc.   (Bill Groves)'64 Mercury1771850running0
63598   Eddie Gray Bob Estes Lincoln-Mercury   (Ralph Shelton)'64 Mercury1761300running0
7 845   Scotty Cain Big Ben Motors   (Bill Clinton)'64 Mercury1721175running0
83717   Sam Stanley Clymore Ford   (Irwin Sandlin)'64 Mercury1721050running0
91888   Buck Baker Buck Baker'64 Dodge1711025running0
101200   A.J. Foyt Vel's Ford   (Holman-Moody Racing)'65 Ford1691035crash12
111712   Jerry Grant Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'63 Ford167830running0
12224   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'64 Chevrolet164650running0
13380   Nat Reeder Nat Reeder'64 Chevrolet160625fuel0
14236   Ed Brown Bob Harrell Oldsmobile   (Cos Cancilla)'64 Oldsmobile151605running0
1520100   Dick Guldstrand DeAnya Chevrolet   (Bob McDonald)'63 Chevrolet151615running0
1636711   Bob Connor Howard York'63 Mercury115580clutch0
172871   Sam McQuagg James Thomas'63 Ford97575differential0
18 69   Bill Amick Dick Niles Racing Team   (Dick Niles)'64 Mercury95620engine0
19 311   Ned Jarrett Richmond Ford Motor Co.   (Bondy Long)'65 Ford94765fire0
20131   Skip Hudson Big Ben Motors   (Carl Dane)'64 Ford90635engine0
213343   Fritz Wilson Fritz Wilson'64 Plymouth84550engine0
222160   Doug Cooper Cort Cox Ford   (Bob Cooper)'64 Ford80540overheating0
231476   Larry Frank John Foster Ford   (Larry Frank)'64 Ford65580running0
24 428   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody Racing)'65 Ford55625overheating0
252558   Doug Moore Friendly Chevrolet   (Doug Moore)'64 Ford51525transmission0
263084   Al Self John-Sons Automotive   (Al Self)'64 Ford49500engine0
27 9611   Dick Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)'65 Plymouth47525engine0
281033   Bob Bondurant Clem Proctor'64 Ford47520wheel cylinder0
29412   Bobby Allison Southern Racing   (Bobby Allison)'64 Ford41500overheating0
303214   Joe Clark Bob Bristol'64 Mercury41500driveshaft0
31 729   Dick Hutcherson Holman-Moody Racing'65 Ford40525overheating0
32 215   Parnelli Jones Mercury / Sachs & Sons   (Bill Stroppe)'64 Mercury37980valves36
331967   Jim Cook Floyd Johnson'64 Mercury36550engine0
343919   Bob Thompson Motor Supply & Machine Co.   (Bob Bristol)'64 Mercury26500engine0
354018   Bill Boldt Bob Bristol'63 Mercury19500engine0
363120   Bill Meyer '63 Ford19500engine0
3726111   Johnny Steele Johnny Steele'63 Ford16500engine0
383410   Don Walker Don Walker'63 Ford14500transmission0
392453   Billy Cantrell T. Weldin'63 Chevrolet2500overheating0
404238   Charles Powell Charles Powell'62 Pontiac1500engine0
412948   Bruce Worrell Bruce Worrell'63 Chevrolet1500transmission0
422761   Dana Hall '64 Pontiac1500transmission0
434323   Bob Perry Bob Perry'63 Mercury1500transmission0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Dave James22Dodge

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Parnelli Jones13636
  Junior Johnson37382
  Dan Gurney398143
  Junior Johnson82909
  Dan Gurney9111626
  A.J. Foyt11712812
  Dan Gurney12918557